My Ibook is going crazy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lovely, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. lovely macrumors newbie

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    First it keeps shutting itself down and make me hold my breath while it won't start up at all (after self-shutdown) without being plugged in to the wall outlet.

    And as if that is not enough, now it officially refuses to charge. It's been an hour and it stays at 14% (went to 15% but that's it!).

    My Ibook is only 14 months old, G4 1.2GHz OS X 10.3.9. The original battery was recalled last year so this replacement battery is less than a year old. Is it time to go home to Windows yet? :(
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    Your iBook isn't the only thing going crazy.
     
  3. yoda13 macrumors 65816

    yoda13

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    Well, I have had Apple hardware fail on me before, and it has never ever tempted me to move to Windows...

    --shivers--

    :D

    If you have apple care, give them a call, they will be able to help you. If not I would give macresq a call, sounds like you have a problem.
     
  4. discoforce macrumors 6502a

    discoforce

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    Sounds like you've identified the culprit: Dead battery. Did you buy applecare? If not, a new battery is about $130 (US). Though you may want to take it to an Apple Store to try a battery out to make sure that's the problem...
     
  5. lovely thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I did not buy applecare. Just wish this problem would've come 2 months ago when it is still under warranty :(
     

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